Two Marbury High School Students Involved in Fatal Car Crash

18- year old Devin Mackey
18- year old Devin Mackey
15- year old Marybeth Sewell
15- year old Marybeth Sewell

Marbury, Ala. (WSFA) --An early morning wreck involving a car and log truck has claimed the life of a local high school junior and critically injured that of a sophomore.

Officials tell WSFA 12 News the car in which two students, 18-year old Devin Mackey and 15-year old Marybeth Sewell, were traveling collided with a log truck at the intersection of Autauga County Road 20 and U.S. Highway 31 just before 8am.

The two were just 3/4 of a mile from reaching the school when the accident happend.

Mackey was pronounced dead at the scene, and Sewell was Life-Lighted to Baptist South Hospital.

Marbury High School principal Don Hulin tells WSFA 12 News 11 or 12 councilors came to the school immediately after hearing of the news offering help to any student who needed to talk.

Hulin says many students checked-out of school for the day, but councilors will be back tomorrow for those students who return.

Meanwhile, officials say that Sewell is in critical, but stable condition after surgery.

Sewell's injuries were extensive. She suffer multiple bone fractures and internal injuries, her spleen had to be removed and her lungs were collapsed.

The log truck driver was not seriously injured in the crash.

This isn't the first time Marbury High School has suffered the loss of a family member.

Four other Marbury students have died in car crashes in the last two years.

Today was the last day for students to turn in pictures for their yearbook photo page.

The yearbook staff released a finished page to WSFA 12 News that honors Mackey.

This case remains under investigation.

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